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#1 jealloupie

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 02:43 PM

Hello everyone. I have had mild acne since the beginning of high school, though it did seem to mostly clear up when I was around 18. Now I am 21, almost 22, and it is back and worse than it has ever been. This year has been the first time that I have broken out along my jaw line and neck, and the sides of my face have been extremely clogged. So I am assuming this has been due to some sort of hormonal shift.

In the past month I have started using the acne.org BP and AHA. Before that I was using Benzac 2.5% (Which smells disgusting in comparison to the acne.org BP). So far, the BP hasn't helped with the breakouts on my cheeks or jaw line, but my forehead and nose are relatively clear. The AHA has helped with the clogged pores, and hopefully they will continue to disappear.

My left side always seems to break out a lot worse than my right side. Attached is a picture of my current left side at the time or starting Yasmin.


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3/10 - It's that time of month, so I started Yasmin today. Currently breaking out in small pimples on left side of my face. No new pimples under my jaw line for the first time in a few weeks, just healing and scars. Forehead and nose are clear.

4/10 - Felt nauseous all day, it was really horrible - hoping this won't be a continuous thing. I can feel a cyst coming through on the left side of my chin.

Edited by jealloupie, 20 November 2012 - 09:26 PM.


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Posted 04 October 2012 - 06:28 PM

I am interested to see how you do on Yasmin. My 16 year old daughters friend had really bad acne since 6th grade and started taking Yasmin last year. It almost completely cleared her skin. I mean it was a huge difference, and her acne was way worse than yours. It did take about 4 months or so though. Good luck

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:38 AM

Hi girl!

I've been taking Yasmin for about 2,5 months now, and so far it's nothing too bad.
I have véry mild acne (don't think you can call it acne)

So just my experience so far, to prepare you.
1st month - things pretty much stayed the same, 1-3 cysts on my chin (never had those before)
2nd month - VERY BAD (3-4 cysts on my chin all the time, got 2 massive sore pustules on my right-cheek, 1 pustule on my left, some tiny pimples on forehead)
3rd month - back to month 1, my cheeks/forehead are clear (almost no red marks) , but my chin is still struggling (chin was also my problem area before I started yasmin) So I have like 3-4 pimples on my chin, didn't have a cyst in about 1 - 2 weeks.

So you should definitely expect the 2nd month to be the worst. But it WILL get better. I'm pretty sure I'll be clear in 1-2 months Posted Image

Oh and about side effects:
first couple of weeks (about 2-3) I was really nauseous myself, but that pretty much went away in month 2. My boobs also grew about 1 or 1,5 size bigger, and I didn't gain weight Posted Image

And I didn't break out on my jawline AT ALL, never had pimples there before, but didn't get them on yasmin either (maybe some clogged pores) So that's nice

Edited by Jacinthaa, 05 October 2012 - 02:39 AM.


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Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:43 PM

7/10 - Nausea seems to have almost gone away now, still feel a little bit off at times but overall pretty good. Have been feeling pretty moody though! Skin is looking really bad at the moment. Three small pimples coming through on my neck under my left jaw and a few under my right jaw too. Cyst coming through on left cheek.

I am interested to see how you do on Yasmin. My 16 year old daughters friend had really bad acne since 6th grade and started taking Yasmin last year. It almost completely cleared her skin. I mean it was a huge difference, and her acne was way worse than yours. It did take about 4 months or so though. Good luck


Thank you! I am really hoping this helps my skin, I have been reading a lot of mixed stories about Yasmin so fingers crossed. :)

Hi girl!

I've been taking Yasmin for about 2,5 months now, and so far it's nothing too bad.
I have véry mild acne (don't think you can call it acne)

So just my experience so far, to prepare you.
1st month - things pretty much stayed the same, 1-3 cysts on my chin (never had those before)
2nd month - VERY BAD (3-4 cysts on my chin all the time, got 2 massive sore pustules on my right-cheek, 1 pustule on my left, some tiny pimples on forehead)
3rd month - back to month 1, my cheeks/forehead are clear (almost no red marks) , but my chin is still struggling (chin was also my problem area before I started yasmin) So I have like 3-4 pimples on my chin, didn't have a cyst in about 1 - 2 weeks.

So you should definitely expect the 2nd month to be the worst. But it WILL get better. I'm pretty sure I'll be clear in 1-2 months Posted Image

Oh and about side effects:
first couple of weeks (about 2-3) I was really nauseous myself, but that pretty much went away in month 2. My boobs also grew about 1 or 1,5 size bigger, and I didn't gain weight Posted Image

And I didn't break out on my jawline AT ALL, never had pimples there before, but didn't get them on yasmin either (maybe some clogged pores) So that's nice


Thanks for sharing your experience. I am pretty worried about it getting worse before it gets better. :/ Hopefully it will be worth it in the end! My chin is a really bad spot for me as well, especially around my period, so it will be interesting to see if it clears up!

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 03:40 PM

11/10 (8th Day on Yasmin) - Forehead and nose still clear. The cluster of cysts on my chin are healing now. Small pimple appeared on my cheek in the past few days. Little pustules along my right jawline. Pimple near my ear on under my left jaw. Still getting clogged pores and breaking out around the top of my cheekbones. Everywhere else just healing. I have been using Elta MD Intense (Basically just like vaseline in a tube) and it really seems to help the healing process.

As for the side effects, I am no longer feeling nauseus, hooray! I have been feeling a lot more tired at times though.

As of today, two pictures of my left (worst) side, and one of my left:

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 05:33 PM

23/10 - Three weeks since starting Yasmin

I have decided to skip the placebo pills, so I have finished my first pack of Yasmin today. The main side effect I have been experiencing this week has been breast tenderness, which seems to be subsiding today thankfully. Other than that I have been feeling fine, though possibly feeling more tired in the afternoons than I should.

As for my skin, no improvements there so far... Recovering from a massive swarm of pimples on my right cheek, as well as two little cysts that came though on my chin. I had about four really small pimples on my forehead which have now gone. Still really clogged and continually breaking out around the tops of my cheeks, so annoying! I do seem to breaking out less on my neck though which is good. My skin is mostly covered in healing scabs and red scars today. Sigh.

I have also decided to stop using the BP and the AHA this week. Fed up with having a red face and my foundation looking disgusting because my skin is all dehydrated. I'll see how it's looking next week and go from there.

Here's today's face:

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:29 PM

7/11 - 5 weeks on Yasmin

Woke up with a small pimple in the middle of my forehead, which is annoying, because for the past few weeks my forehead was completely pimple free for the first time in months.

The breakouts on my cheeks seem to be slowing down now. I still have at least one active pimple on each cheek all the time. I still have a patch of clogs on the top of my right cheek. Also still have clogged pores under my jaw line, which now seems to be worse on my right side.

This past week I have started using the AHA again. Hopefully it's helping to clear my scars faster, but I can't really say if it has done much for me at this stage, apart from possibly making my skin a bit smoother. Stopping the use of BP has seemingly made no difference to my acne whatsoever. So I think I can say that it wasn't doing a lot for me at all, apart from making my skin look dry and disgusting.

As for the side effects of the pill.. My boobs still feel a little bit sore at times but I think the tenderness has almost gone away now. The only other problem I have been dealing with is tiredness. Some days in the past weeks I have felt like a zombie by 1 pm. I feel so tired and lethargic even though I've had more than enough sleep. I really hope this is just my body still adjusting. It hasn't been as bad this week, but I still feel like I'm lacking energy.

Here are some pictures of my face today:

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Edited by jealloupie, 06 November 2012 - 04:31 PM.


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:35 PM

Today marks 7 weeks since I started Yasmin.

In the past two weeks I have begun to see some positive changes in my skin, yay! I have gone over a week without any new breakouts on the entire left side of my face. My right cheek has also had no new breakout this week. The only area that I am still having problems with is under my right jaw, which is still constantly clogged with small annoying pimples. The majority of my face is just now red and blotchy with scars.

I no longer feel like a complete zombie in the afternoon, maybe just a tad more tired than I should be but nothing to complain about. This past week I experienced a bit of spotting and cramps. Considering I have skipped my period since starting Yasmin, that doesn't seem too bad to me.

It looks like Yasmin may finally beginning to do it's magic! Fingers crossed it only gets better from here.

(Testing out a new sunscreen today which has highlighted every dry flake on my face - sorry if it looks gross!)

My left side today:

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:34 AM

Your skin definitely seems to improve!
I'm on my 5th package, and I'm almost entirerely clear (no small bumps, no clogged pores)
My chin is the only place that's still struggling (Got a medium sized bump there and some dark marks) But further, clear clear clear.
With a little conceiler I'm having the best skin of my life ;p

Good luck!

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:28 AM

Long time, no post. It has now been around 15 weeks since I started taking Yasmin. All the side effects have gone which is awesome. My face is almost completely clear. I've still been getting about one small pimple a week, but nothing major. No more horrible cystic pimples yay! My cheeks, chin and jaw line still have scars which will hopefully fade soon. After I stopped using the BP, my skin is no longer dry and red all the time. Wish I had just started the pill earlier!

Here are some pictures of my face today:

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:46 PM

congratulations! im thinking about starting yasmin. are you still on it? and how is your skin doing now?